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Average Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary

$51,425
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,138
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,741
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The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $51,425.
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$38k
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$51k
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$74k
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What Do Human Resources (HR) Specialists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

3.8 out of 5
(1,771)
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102Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Specialist are from the companies U.S. Army, Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $79,480. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and U.S. Air Force (USAF), earning around $63,323 and $55,000, respectively. Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. pays the lowest at around $38,621. U.S. Army and Insperity, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,000 and $53,429, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Specialists?

Skills in Human Resources (HR), Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting and Employee Relations.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialists?

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,728 based on 358 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,546 based on 4,658 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,457 based on 2,032 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,377 based on 1,393 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,795.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 32.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,954 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
5.7%